NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Science Chapter 1 – Food – Where Does It Come From

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Question 1:

Do you find that all living beings need the same kind of food?

Answer:

No. The food requirements of all living organisms vary. On the basis of food requirements, living organisms are grouped into three categories:

(i) Herbivores: These animals eat only plants or plant products. For example: Cow, elephant, rabbit, horse, etc.

(ii) Carnivores: These animals eat other animals. For example: Lion, tiger, lizard, etc.

(iii) Omnivores: These animals eat both plants and animals. For example: Dog, cat, crow, etc.

Question 2:

Name five plants and their parts that we consume.

Answer:

Plant

Edible plant part

Carrot

Root

Peas

Seed

Apple

Fruit

Cauliflower

Flower

Cabbage

Leaf

Question 3:

Match the items given in Column A with those in Column B.

Column AColumn B
Milk, curd, paneer, gheeeat other animals
Spinach, cauliflower, carroteat plants and plant products
Lions and tigersare vegetables
Herbivoresare all animal products

Answer:

Column AColumn B
Milk, curd, paneer, gheeare all animal products
Spinach, cauliflower, carrotare vegetables
Lions and tigerseat other animals
Herbivoreseat plants and plant products

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Question 4:

Fill up the blanks with the words given:

herbivore, plant, milk, sugarcane, carnivore

(a) Tiger is a _________ because it eats only meat.

(b) Deer eats only plant products and so, is called _________.

(c) Parrot eats only _________ products.

(d) The _______that we drink, which comes from cows, buffaloes and goats is an animal product.

(e) We get sugar from _________ .

Answer:

(a) Tiger is a __carnivore__because it eats only meat.

(b) Deer eats only plant products and so, is called __herbivore__.

(c) Parrot eats only __plant__ products.

(d) The __milk__ that we drink, which comes from cows, buffaloes and goats is an animal product.

(e) We get sugar from __sugarcane__.

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